Victoria’s latest NBA star Meason Camille is the latest Aussie to play professional basketball in the United States – but it’s not exactly what you think. 

The centre forward was drafted into the NBA2K League last year and picked up to play for the Detroit Pistons GT.

And while Meason makes a living playing basketball, he’s actually playing in the world’s biggest basketball video gaming league – and he’s the first-ever Aussie to do so. 

Meason Camille is from Victoria. (A Current Affair)

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After making the NBA 2K League playoffs and finishing the season, Meason, or xMilo as his team knows him by, has returned home to Ballarat.

“It took me a couple of years to make the league. I put in 10 hours a day, every day, to become a professional eSports player,” Meason told A Current Affair. 

Meason reflected on when he received that life-changing phone call from Pistons GT’s Duane Burton.

Meason Camille plays in the world’s biggest basketball video gaming league. (A Current Affair)

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“I was shaking because I put so much time into this … everyone started yelling, champagne was going everywhere, I never felt like that before, it was crazy,” he said. 

“I was on the next flight for Los Angeles and then Detroit. I changed my life, packed up and it was a pretty crazy experience for the first time, living out of home for the first time.”

What is the NBA2K League?

The NBA 2K League is a joint esports venture between both 2K Games and the NBA.

Centre forward, Meason Camille, was drafted into the NBA2K League last year. (A Current Affair)

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Forming in May 2018, the league now features 22 teams affiliated with an NBA franchise.

It’s also the first eSports league …….


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